Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Trump Blame Game HOAX

Trump again blamed Democrats for the government shutdown.

Trump’s efforts to pin the blame on Democrats aren’t working. Rather, polls show that Americans are increasingly blaming Trump.

Polls conducted in the first few days of the shutdown showed that between 43 percent and 47 percent of Americans blamed Trump.

In fact, more Americans blame Trump for the government shutdown

The two YouGov polls found a 4-point increase in those blaming Trump. And surveys from Reuters/Ipsos also found a 4-point increase.

Blame against Democrats hasn’t changed much.

When it comes to how each group is handling the shutdown, congressional Republicans actually fare the worst. In the most recent HuffPost/YouGov poll, for example — conducted Jan. 4-7 — more Americans disapproved of Trump’s handling of the shutdown (52 percent), but 56 percent of Americans expressed disapproval of the congressional GOP’s performance.

However the blame shakes out for this shutdown, government shutdowns historically have not had lasting political repercussions, so Trump may weather this latest political maelstrom.

That said, for now the shutdown appears to be hurting Trump. His job approval rating has edged down in the past three weeks.

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